Isla Fisher fans praise surprising move amid split from Sacha Baron Cohen: 'Finally free'

"Isla Fisher is back? Sign me uppp!" one excited fan said of the move.

After Isla Fisher announced she and Sacha Baron Cohen are divorcing after over 20 years together, Lionsgate revealed at CinemaCon on Wednesday that she will return to the Now You See Me Franchise with the original cast.

Isla appeared in the first Now You See Me movie in 2013 alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco, but left fans sad when she skipped the sequel as she was pregnant while the movie was being shot. This led to Lizzy Caplan joining the second film as Lula May.

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Isla Fisher fans have praised the star's surprising move after announcing she and Sacha Baron Cohen are divorcing. Photo: Getty

It could also mean that both Isla and Lizzy return for the third film.

Fans shared their excitement on social media about the announcement, with one fan writing, "Isla Fisher I'M READY."


"Isla Fisher you’ve got divorce lawyers to pay I better see you front and centre," another said.

"Ahhhhhhhhh Isla fisher is backkkkkk," a third added.

"Isla Fisher is back? Sign me uppp!" someone else said.

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Isla is set to return to the Now You See Me franchise with the original cast. Photo: Lionsgate

"Notice how upon it being announced Isla Fisher has been freed of Sacha Baron Cohen real cinema returns," one fan wrote.

"Isla Fisher [is] finally free and booked," another said.

Isla and Sacha announce divorce

Isla and Sacha shocked fans last week when they announced they had filed for divorce last year. The pair announced their separation with a bizarre tennis-themed post.

They shared a snap of themselves in tennis gear, with a statement that read: "After a long tennis match lasting over 20 years, we are finally putting our racquets down.

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher announce split
The pair announced their split by sharing a bizarre tennis-themed post. Photo: Instagram/sachabaroncohen

"In 2023 we jointly filed to end our marriage. We have always prioritized our privacy and have been quietly working through this change.


"We forever share in our devotion and love for our children. We sincerely appreciate your respecting our family's wish for privacy."

The couple met in 2001 and married in 2010. They share three children, two daughters Olive, 17 and Elula, 13, and son Montgomery, nine.

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